By Andy Boyd
Being in the open is one of the most wonderful feelings in the world, and doing that as often as possible is the best way to boost your mental and physical health and feel better than ever. However, if you want to have the best time ever, you need to invest some time, energy, and effort first and create an amazing outdoor setup that will keep you entertained and comfy. If that’s something you’d like to do as well, here are five tips you need to take into consideration.
The right furniture
Spending time in the open is impossible unless you have somewhere to sit and relax. That’s why investing in the right outdoor furniture should be the first thing on your mind. This furniture comes in different shapes and colors, as well as a wide variety of materials, so making a perfect choice shouldn’t be too hard.
Some of the things you need to look into when doing so, though, include insisting on natural and eco-friendly materials that won’t be damaged by harsh weather conditions, as well as a soothing color combination that shows the world what a fun and entertaining person you are. Finally, make sure you have enough seating space for all your favorite people in the world who will enjoy your outdoor space with you.
The right speakers
While most people focus all their attention on finding the right TV – more on that in a bit – this is another issue you have to take into consideration when creating a new outdoor entertainment area. Finding the right speakers that will take your enjoyment to a whole new level is simply a must, so don’t be afraid to invest a bit more money into the right set.
Unlike your indoor living area, your outdoor space is probably a bit noisy and distracting, which is why watching your favorite movie or TV show there might not be that easy. But, if you have the right speakers that are designed for the outdoor space, you won’t have a problem at all. Take some time to find those speakers, and your outdoor entertainment area will be nicer and better than ever!
The right TV
As mentioned before, finding the right TV will take the most of your time and energy, especially if you insist on getting a model that’s going to fit you and your needs in every possible way. Luckily, TVs of the 21st century are practically flawless, and it all comes down to how much money you’re willing to spend and how big you want your TV to be.
Of course, you should insist on a TV that’s suitable for the space you have. Getting the perfect outdoor TV means finding a model that has the right resolution, the right protection against temperature variations, and the right anti-glare screen. These models are going to give you the best experience in your outdoor space, so be sure to focus on them only.
The right lighting
In case you’re a fan of movies that last for hours and hours or prefer binge-watching your favorite TV show in one sitting, you’ll probably be spending a lot of time in your outdoor entertainment area. That’s why you need to get some proper lighting as well and create the best possible setup.
If you love keeping things eco-friendly and sustainable, go for solar lights. Scatter them across your entire backyard and you’re going to have a great time without spending any money on your lighting. Alternatively, check out different lighting ideas that might work for you more – sconce lights, string lights, or even an outdoor fire pit that will keep you warm and cozy at the same time!
The right kitchen and bar
In the end, if you want to have some nice food or drink a few cocktails while watching TV in the open, you’re going to need a proper kitchen and a bar. Designing these sounds like the hardest project in the world, but it doesn’t have to be.
When it comes to the kitchen, it’s all about the free space you have. If your backyard is spacious, you can build a kitchen that’s huge and equipped with all sorts of appliances you might need while cooking, or, alternatively, a tiny one that’s still quite practical. The same goes for your bar – but here it’s the design that matters. Your bar has to be coordinated with your kitchen design-wise, so insist on the same elements, the same materials, and the same color combination, and you’ll create a nice outdoor food and drinks area all your guests are going to enjoy.
Turning your outdoor space into a nice entertainment center isn’t as hard as it sounds, as long as you know what to focus on. These five things are crucial in this process, so start planning right now and design an area you’ll enjoy in the decades to come!